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"Racial Dimensions of the Foreclosure Crisis" Subject of Talk by WWS Immigration Expert, Doug Massey, November 18

Nov 18, 2010 (All day)
Audience: 
Open to the Public

Douglas Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, will present a public lecture titled, "Racial Dimensions of the Foreclosure Crisis," at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall. The event is the second in a series of lectures in the School's Race and Public Policy series. A public reception will follow the talk in the Bernstein gallery.

Massey’s discussion will stem from a recent report published in the October 2010 issue of American Sociological Review titled, “Racial Segregation and the American Foreclosure Crisis,” which he co-authored with Woodrow Wilson School Ph.D. candidate Jacob Rugh. In it the authors assert that while the rise in subprime lending and the ensuing wave of foreclosures was partly a result of market forces that have been well-documented, the foreclosure crisis was also a highly racialized process. A copy of the report and a summary can be found at http://wws.princeton.edu/news/Massey_Rugh_Foreclosure/.

Massey’s research focuses on international migration, race and housing, discrimination, education, urban poverty, and Latin America. He is the author, most recently, of Brokered Boundaries: Creating Immigrant Identity in Anti-Immigrant Times (Russell Sage Foundation, 2010), coauthored with Magaly Sanchez. He has also authored Return of the L-Word: A Liberal Vision for the New Century (Princeton University Press, 2005) and Strangers in a Strange Land: Humans in an Urbanizing World (Norton, 2005).

Massey currently serves as President of the American Academy of Political and Social Science and is past-President of the American Sociological Association and the Population Association of America. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. He was recently named director of Princeton’s Office of Population Research (OPR), effective July 1, 2011.

The Race and Public Policy Series is one of five new thematic lecture series that includes Financial Market Regulation; Intractable Conflicts; Implementing Healthcare Reform (co-sponsored with the School’s Center for Heath and Wellbeing); and Changing Notions of State, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination (co-sponsored with The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination as part of its10th anniversary). Each series will feature four to six lectures and/or panel discussions, convening noted scholars, diplomats, think tank, public policy and government officials to discuss pressing policy issues.

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11.18.2010
Douglas Massey, the Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, presented a public lecture titled, "Racial Dimensions of the Foreclosure Crisis," at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 18, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall. The event is the second in a series of lectures in the School's Race and...